BRANDED: Our commitment to affordable, clean American energy

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BRANDED: Our commitment to affordable, clean American energy By Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) “Conservation is a great moral issue, for it involves the patriotic duty of ensuring the safety and continuance of the nation.” President Theodore Roosevelt uttered these famous words during a speech titled Conservation as a National Duty in 1908. He was well ahead of his time, and knew then what Republic...

Chairman Newhouse Responds to Biden Administration Ban on Canadian Game Bird Imports

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) released the following statement in light of the continued troubling implications of the Biden Administration’s recent ban on the importation of hunter-harvested game birds from Canada: “Hunting – a tradition throughout rural America which generates revenue for local communities and ensures healthy ecosystems – is fundamental to our rural way of lif...

BRANDED: We must work together to attack emissions, not energy sources

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BRANDED: We must work together to attack emissions, not energy sources By Rep. John Curtis (UT-03) When I started down my journey to be a better environmental steward, I became frustrated with the extremists on both sides. My friends on the far left are generally unhappy with me because of my insistence that we need fossil fuels for many years, if not forever, in our energy usage. We should be att...

Western Caucus, Oversight Republicans Rebuke Interior, EPA for Incentivizing "Sue and Settle" Agreements

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Vice Chair James Comer (KY-01), Ranking Member of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, led 36 Western Caucus Members and Oversight Republicans in sending letters to U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan regarding the Biden Administration’s recent re...

Forum Outlines Roadmap for Species Recovery

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) hosted a Congressional Western Caucus Species Week forum titled, “A Roadmap for Recovery.” The forum featured Western Caucus Members and experts from across the United States who highlighted the importance of modernizing the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in order to support effective species recovery. “What Western Caucus Members understan...

BRANDED: Minnesota is the model for gray wolf management

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BRANDED: Minnesota is the model for gray wolf management By Rep. Pete Stauber (MN-08) Western Caucus Members are highlighting the need to modernize the Endangered Species Act (ESA) this week to empower those that know best, including states, private landowners, and job creators, to protect wildlife and live our way of life without the intrusion of faraway bureaucrats. Managing gray wolf population...

Western Caucus Members Lead Forum to Highlight State & Local Collaboration on Lesser Prairie Chicken Recovery

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04), Vice Chair Yvette Herrell (NM-02), and Reps. August Pfluger (TX-11) and Tracey Mann (KS-01) recently hosted a Congressional Western Caucus Species Week virtual forum titled, “ESA Solutions: The Case of the Lesser Prairie Chicken.” The forum featured local leaders from New Mexico, Texas, and Kansas who discussed the ongoing state and local species c...

Newhouse: Secretary Haaland Violated Her Oath and Broke Her Promise to Congress

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) released the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of the Interior and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s failure to fulfill the commitment made under oath by Secretary Deb Haaland to release a proposed plan for the National Offshore Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program by June 30: “Just six weeks ago, Secretary Haa...

Newhouse Responds to Supreme Court Ruling Checking EPA's Authority

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to uphold limits on EPA’s authority and reaffirm Congress’ Article 1 power: “Today’s decision is a win for rural America. The Court rightfully ruled that it is up to lawmakers – those of us who represent the American p...

BRANDED: Reject WOTUS expansion to ensure affordable, reliable housing

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Reject WOTUS expansion to ensure affordable, reliable housing By Rep. Dan Newhouse (WA-04) When you hear “waters of the United States,” or WOTUS, it’s likely that your mind immediately shifts to the impacts this regulation has on America’s agriculture industry. As a farmer, it’s on my mind constantly. WOTUS and an overbearing Clean Water Act have the potential to destroy the livelihoods of farmers...

Western Caucus, Natural Resources Republicans Demand Transparency on Prescribed Fires Ban

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Vice Chair Bruce Westerman (AR-04) led 25 Western Caucus and House Natural Resources Members in sending a letter to U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Chief Randy Moore urging more active management of federal forests in order to prevent catastrophic wildfires and to demand information surrounding the Biden Administration’s 90-day review of presc...

Newhouse Condemns Administration for Ignoring Species Science, Punishing State and Local Conservationists

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) released the following statement after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service announced a final rule to rescind the regulatory definition of “habitat” under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), an action that will result in inflated, unscientific critical habitat designations and infringement on personal pro...

BRANDED: House wildlife recovery bill is not the bipartisan solution Americans deserve

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House wildlife recovery bill is not the bipartisan solution Americans deserve By Rep. Bruce Westerman (AR-04) Last week, the House voted on the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA), a bill that Members on both sides of the aisle should have been able to wholeheartedly support. Unfortunately, while the bill is well-intentioned, House Democrats went about it the wrong way. Instead of putting for...

Newhouse, Pfluger Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Secure Domestic Critical Mineral Supply

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Rep. August Pfluger (TX-11) introduced the Critical Minerals Classification Improvement Act to secure a domestic supply of critical minerals. The bipartisan legislation is also supported by Reps. Henry Cuellar (TX-28) and Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15). The bill strikes the “non-fuel” requirement from the critical minerals definition to allow f...

Newhouse Leads Western Caucus Energy Field Tour in Central Washington

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) led Members of the Congressional Western Caucus on an energy field tour through Central Washington, hosted by the Western Caucus Foundation. Vice Chair Bruce Westerman (AR-04) and Reps. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-02), Cliff Bentz (OR-02), and Matt Rosendale (MT-AL) joined to learn about the region’s all-of-the-above energy portfolio and...

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